We don't want to wait for final game to clinch series: Doherty

Published: 29 October, 2013 00:21 IST | Agencies |

Australia who lead the seven-match ODI series 2-1, after the last couple of games were washed out, are keen to wrap up proceedings here when they take on India in the sixth match tomorrow.

“We have come here to win this game and we’re not worried too much about Bangalore (venue of last game on November 2). At the moment we are worried about winning this game and wrapping it up on Wednesday,” said left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty after a practice session yesterday.

Xavier Doherty
Xavier Doherty

“From our point of view this is the game we want to win. We don’t want to save it for the last game on Sunday. We want to wrap up this game. Obviously from their (India’s) point of view they need to win to stay alive and from that point, it is pretty crucial for them,” said Doherty.

“We would rather be 3-1 up than 2-2 all. Both teams have played some very good cricket and it will be about who is better on Wednesday,” he added.

While conceding that bowlers from both teams have found the going tough, especially with the new ODI rule on field restrictions, Doherty averred that it was better to bear it. 

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